There are many reasons why your smile needs a full set of teeth on both your upper and lower dental ridges. Because of these reasons, replacing any lost or missing teeth is essential for preserving any smile that experiences tooth loss. However, dental implants are often the best solution because they’re able to replace more of your lost tooth structure than traditional restorations. Specifically, dental implant posts replace your lost teeth roots, making them the right solution for many people who want to restore and preserve their smiles with optimal results.

How many teeth need to be replaced?

When designing the right restoration to replace your lost teeth, the number of teeth you’ve lost is one of the most important considerations. Dental bridges, partials, and complete dentures are designed to address specific severities of tooth loss, ranging from a single lost tooth to several or all of the teeth on one or both of your dental ridges. With dental implants, however, you can provide optimal support for any size restoration. This means the number of teeth you’ve lost may not have any impact on your candidacy for receiving dental implants to replace them.

Has the cause of your tooth loss been addressed?

While the extent of your tooth loss can have a direct impact on your choice of dental implant restoration, determining if implants are right for you also involves addressing the cause of your tooth loss. For example, gum disease is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss, and before replacing the lost teeth, it may be necessary to address the disease and bring it under control. Otherwise, it may continue to cause destruction to your periodontal tissues and bone structure, leading to further tooth loss and the failure of your dental implants.

Do you already have a dental bridge or denture?

If you’ve already worn a conventional dental bridge or denture for a while now, then changing it for one supported by dental implants may not seem like the right choice. However, there are many benefits that dental implants can provide your smile that aren’t possible with a conventional restoration. In addition to the improved support they provide, dental implants also become a vital part of the bone structure in your dental ridge. This enables them to stimulate the bone structure when you bite and chew, helping you better preserve your smile, jawbone, and oral health.

Find out if dental implants are right for you

Dental implants can be the right solution for addressing many people’s tooth loss, and they may be your best option for rebuilding your smile, as well. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.